Overview Of Lycaenidae Butterfly
The Lycaenidae Butterfly is the second largest family of butterfly and its belong to the Nymphalidae butterflies family. This butterfly has a 6,000 species in the worldwide. Here in this article, you will see the Lycaenidae Butterfly Images Facts Eggs wallpaper guide in brief.
They butterfly family is mainly divided into four subfamilies.
- Blues (Polyommatinae)
- Coppers (Lycaeninae)
- Hairstreaks (Theclinae)
- Harvesters (Miletinae)
Lycaenidae Butterfly Facts
- The Members of this butterfly family are also called as the ‘gossamer-winged butterflies’.
- The most species of this butterfly is has a blue or brown color.
- Another butterfly species has a copper color.
- This butterflies also have streaked markings on their wings, for this reason, it is also known as a “hairstreaks” (Theclinae).
- The adult butterfly has a black and white hairy antenna on the tail.
- The many other species of this butterfly also has a spot at the base of the tail.
- They mainly feed on aphids, scale insects, and ant larvae.
Lycaenidae life cycle
These Lycaenidae Butterfly family members are mostly found in the tropics. They have a many species but some 125 species are in Queensland out of them 102 are found in the north of Townsville. The only nine species of this butterflies are found in Tasmania.
The other tropical and subtropical butterfly species are found in the rainforest. Some few species of this Lycaenidae Butterfly occur in another habitat
The Adults Lycaenidae Butterflies are small and it usually has an under 5 cm long brightly colored, sometimes with metallic gloss wings.
Lycaenidae Butterfly Images And Wallpaper
Coppers (Lycaeninae) Butterfly Photos
Harvesters (Miletinae) BButterfly Wallpaper
Awesome Hairstreaks (Theclinae) Butterfly Pic
Blues (Polyommatinae) Butterfly Images
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